In 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II acceded the throne, the President of the French Republic – Vincent Auriol – gifted her a special Coronation present: a pure Gold medal.
There was just one produced worldwide, and it was struck in the workshops of Monnaie de Paris.
And now, in the Coronation year of King Charles III, President Emmanuel Macron has asked that the tradition be continued for His Majesty.
So, over 70 years later, Monnaie de Paris have curated a new special Gold medal as a Coronation present for the King.
A Golden Gift: The Coronation Medal
The Chief General Engraver of Monnaie de Paris, Joaquin Jimenez, was elected to design the medal, turning his hand to what he said to be an “immense honour”.
Conforming to the tradition, Jimenez decided to depict King Charles III’s portrait facing to the left, the opposite side to Elizabeth II.
This unique portrait of King Charles III on the medal’s obverse presents His Majesty wearing his Navy Uniform.
The reverse design innovatively captures the intricacy of Highgrove House, where King Charles III mostly resides. The Royal Cypher also features, thoughtfully set against intertwining ivy which is symbolic of His Majesty’s affiliation for the Gordon Highlanders.
The Royal State Visit
The medal was presented to His Majesty King Charles III by President Emmanuel Macron on the King’s Royal State Visit to France.
The three-day visit began with a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe where a flypast from the Red Arrows and the French Air Force counterparts marked alliance between the two nations.
The King and President Macron went on to lay a wreath at the Eternal Flame, symbolising the endless sacrifices of French and British troops.
Monnaie de Paris’ Gift to Collectors…
But despite there being just one medal in the possession of King Charles III, Monnaie de Paris also wanted to create a gift for collectors too.
They designed and crafted replicas of the exact medal gifted to His Majesty, struck from solid Bronze and Sterling Silver.
And The Westminster Collection have been given worldwide exclusivity to sell them.
The 19th century saw many political changes, but there was always one constant: women were not allowed to vote in national elections.
It took decades and many different campaign groups to raise awareness of the inequality. In fact, it wasn’t until 1918 that women over thirty were granted the right to vote.
But now, over 100 years later, we can reflect on the brave work of the Suffragettes who have shaped the modern world into what is today.
Read on to learn about the importance of the Suffragettes movement and how you can preserve their story for generations to come with this Historic Collection…
Who were the Suffragettes and What Did They Do?
Following the 1867 vote, the London Society for Women’s Suffrage was formed to peacefully protest for the right for women’s votes. In 1897, their group expanded to form the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). This campaign group was led by Millicent Fawcett, the sister of Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson, the first female doctor in the UK.
After little success from both groups, Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvie, formed the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903. They became known as the Suffragettes, as they used harsher, more direct tactics to raise awareness.
The movement saw great success, granting women over thirty the right to vote as part of the Representation of the People Act in 1918.
The SELL-OUT Royal Mint Coins
In 2003, The Royal Mint issued a Silver Proof 50p coin to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
Even with an edition limit of 15,000, they all swiftly sold-out at The Mint.
Following this success, The Royal Mint issued a new UK 50p in 2018, this time marking 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act, and it was just as popular.
In fact, all of the 2018 Representation of the People Act 50p coin specifications are no longer available at The Mint.
But today, you can secure BOTH coins in a complete Suffragettes collection alongside an extra special historic coin…
The Historic 1918 Half Crown
Also included in this Suffragettes Historic Collection is a genuine UK 1918 Half Crown. Struck from Sterling Silver, this coin was issued in the year that the Representation of the People Act was passed.
But, considering this coin was also struck in the final year of World War One, they are extremely scarce and rarely appear on the secondary market.
But this collection doesn’t stop there, as this historic set also houses replicas of Suffragettes memorabilia, truly transporting you back to the time when women made history.
Whether it’s a 1915 Votes for Women newspaper, Suffragettes Membership card, jail letter, a relic of Emily Davidson’s tragic demise at Epsom, or even the flyer of the Buckingham Palace protest – these replicas capture the most poignant moments of the Suffragettes movement.
Secure yours Suffragettes Collection NOW!
Considering these coins are either no longer available to buy from the Mint or extremely hard to source on the secondary market, this collection was nearly impossible to create.
And with just 41 remaining, this is one you don’t want to miss out on.
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 and celebrated her Coronation on 2nd June 1953 at Westminster Abbey.
During her remarkable 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed seven jubilees and was the first British monarch to receive a Platinum Jubilee.
And as we approach one year since her sad passing, just a handful of collectors will be able to preserve these remarkable milestones with four Silver coins…
Housed in one complete collection, you can secure the sought-after Silver Proof £5 coins issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate Elizabeth II’s Silver, Golden, Diamond, and Platinum Jubilees.
And considering how sought-after her commemoratives have become, here’s why you don’t want to miss out…
NO LONGER AVAILABLE AT THE MINT
Queen Elizabeth II’s influence on the collecting world has been immeasurable. And nearly a year after her sad passing, we are still witnessing excessive demand for commemoratives from her reign.
So today you can get ahead of the crowd and take a shortcut to securing four Silver Proof coins from her most significant Jubilees.
The release of Silver Crowns is renowned as the traditional way to celebrate historic royal occasions, and each one features a unique commemorative portrait of Elizabeth II either on horseback or a classic depiction of the young monarch.
But, 3/4 of these coins are no longer available to buy from The Mint, so this could be your last chance…
The UK Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Silver Crown Collection
This exceptional set is essential for any collection. At a time more poignant than ever to collect Her Majesty’s commemoratives, this is the perfect way to preserve her extraordinary legacy…
Comprised of the UK Silver Proof £5 coins issued in celebration of her Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee from 1977, 2002, 2012 and 2022, this complete collection takes you on a journey through the most remarkable milestones of our longest reigning monarch.
Housed in a luxury presentation box with a certificate of authenticity, this could be your last chance to secure these Silver coins as three of them are off-sale from The Mint…
Your Last Chance?
Considering there is only one coin still available to buy from The Royal Mint, this could be your last chance to secure all of them in one complete pristine collection.
But considering Queen Elizabeth II collectables are scarcer than ever, this is the easiest way to secure the most sought-after Jubilee coins in with just a few clicks of a button!
However, only a tiny number of collections are available, so make sure you don’t miss out on securing such a rare set…